Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete or dialectal form of haunt.
- n. A vulgar contraction of have not or has not: as, I ha'n't, we ha'n't, he ha'n't.
GNU Webster's 1913
- A contraction of have not, or has not, used in illiterate speech. In the United States the commoner spelling is
“I made the mistake of selling my 7mm "W" Mauser, now wishing I han't.”
“And, indeed, it in't much worth a wise man's thinking of, when he han't got it, for what's”
“And if you han't been so quick to jump to conclusions about his business decision last year you might have learned something at the time.”
“Still, you han't refuted a thing by Dan Keene on Saturday, Oct 6, 2007 at 2: 18: 37 AM”
“Sitting here at lunch, I suddenly realized that I have been so caught up in posting about "serious" stuff that I han't written a single thing about me personally unless you count my taste in poetry, a clear picture of which is gradually emerging here.”
“ELDER CLERIMONT: Well, but coz, I come to Lounnon a purpose to see sports we han't i 'th' country, and to spend my money, as ye see.”
“D---- d if she han't,' replied the North-Carolinian, 'and now she's got out on our company, I swear she must keep out.”
“But I tell you, the decent folks up North han't ab'lisheners.”
“Cunnel, you're the only decent man in the State -- d---- d if you han't -- and your politics are a'most bad 'nuff to spile a township.”
“Well, I guess I have staid about long enough in this place when I've lived to see you coming the honest dodge so strong as that -- darned if I han't!”
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I'm wading through Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin novels one by one, and someday, I'll wade through them again and list all the words I learned while reading them.
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These words are from Samuel Richardson's novel Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady, 1747-48
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